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January 29, 2018

Campus briefs

Topic: Campus News

Conference and Event Services, U-M venues receive wedding honors

The University of Michigan's Conference and Event Services recently announced the Michigan League and the Michigan Union were chosen as 2018 winners in The Knot Best of Weddings. This award represents the highest-rated wedding professionals as reviewed by couples, their families and wedding guests on The Knot. The award is featured in a special section in The Knot Michigan magazine and on This is the third year in a row that both venues received the honor. The facilities also received recognition as a winner of the 2018 WeddingWire Couples' Choice Award. Conference and Event Services was recognized as a recipient based on reviews from newlyweds. For more information, visit

Mitten Matchup calls on U-M community to donate blood

The annual Mitten Matchup Blood Competition, pitting U-M against Michigan State University, runs through Feb. 28. In the past 35 years, U-M has collected enough blood to potentially save more than 644,000 lives. Community members are encouraged to sign up to donate blood to help the university win the challenge. To find the locations of this year's drives and to make an appointment to donate, visit the American Red Cross website at and use the sponsor code "goblue." Residence hall blood drives are restricted to those who have MCard access during meal times. All presenting donors will receive a Mitten Matchup T-shirt and coupons for local businesses, while supplies last.

Survey continues to measure campus sustainability culture

In an effort to continue to assess sustainability knowledge, behaviors and attitudes across faculty, staff and students, U-M has launched its annual survey for the Sustainability Cultural Indicators Program. This is the fifth year of the survey, which is designed to inform educational programs and campus operations, and monitor the university's progress toward a culture of sustainability over time. It is conducted by U-M's Institute for Social Research in partnership with the Graham Sustainability Institute. The comprehensive effort tracks the sustainability culture on the Ann Arbor campus over a six-year period with a particular focus on the 2025 campus sustainability goals in the areas of climate action, waste prevention, healthy environments and community awareness. Approximately 6,000 faculty, staff and students on the Ann Arbor campus complete the random sample survey each year with an average response rate of approximately 30 percent. Those who have received an email to participate in the survey are strongly encouraged to complete it.

Michigan Medicine receives Infectious Diseases Society of America award

Michigan Medicine is among the first recipients to receive the Antimicrobial Stewardship Centers of Excellence designation from the Infectious Diseases Society of America. The designation recognizes institutions that achieve standards established by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for antimicrobial stewardship programs led by infectious diseases physicians and infectious diseases-trained pharmacists. The criteria for the designation was developed by a workgroup of infectious diseases physicians and infectious diseases-trained pharmacists and builds upon the criteria developed in the CDC's Core Elements of Hospital Antibiotic Stewardship for hospitals, nursing homes and clinics.

— Compiled by Safiya Merchant, The University Record, and Elisse Rodriguez, Public Affairs